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£150 Council Tax Energy Rebate

£150 energy paymentThe Government is providing a one-off Energy payment of £150 to help households cope with rising energy prices. The £150 payment will apply to occupied Mid Sussex households in Council Tax bands A-D and will not need to be repaid.

We are currently processing payments to households that pay Council Tax by Direct Debit. If you pay your Council Tax this way you do not need to take any action and will receive your £150 bank transfer by the end of May.

If you do not use Direct Debit to pay your Council Tax then you can now apply for the £150 Energy Rebate online at www.midsussex.gov.uk/energy-payments where you will find more information. 

Beware of fraudsters – remember we will never ask for your bank details over the phone.

Applications for micro-business grants are now open

Micro business grant applications now openAre you a small business in Mid Sussex?

Building on the success of previous years, funding has been secured for business grants that aim to support small local businesses in their growth and development. This year the Council has £71,000 available. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for businesses with a project idea that will contribute towards their growth.

A further grant of up to £1,500 is available to support the costs of hiring an apprentice.

Projects will be assessed against five key criteria. To be eligible for the scheme, businesses must demonstrate how their project will result in one or more of the following:

- Reaching new customers
- Increasing the number of employees
- Introducing new products and services
- Improving business premises
- Improving business productivity

The application portal is now open, for further details on the scheme and how to apply please visit: https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/licensing-business/micro-business-grants/ 

Burgess Hill Town Council Dunstall Ward by-election

Mustak MiahMustak Miah of the Conservative Party has been elected as a representative of Burgess Hill Town Council in the Dunstall Ward.

A by-election was held on Thursday 7 April 2022 following the disqualification of Councillor Emma Coe-Gunnell White.

Votes were cast as follows:

Gail Patricia ANDERSON (Green Party) – 121 votes
Pamela HAIGH (Labour Party) – 35 votes
Mustak MIAH (The Conservative Party Candidate) – 270 votes – ELECTED
Peter Donald WILLIAMS (Liberal Democrats) – 237 votes

The total number of votes cast in the Burgess Hill Town Council Dunstall Ward by-election was 666. There were three rejected ballot paper and the turnout was 32.4%.

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